Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Thiruvarutpayan (திருவருட்பயன்)
ஆர் அறிவார்? எல்லாம் அகன்ற நெறி அருளும்
பேரறிவான் வாராத பின் 49
Song as Romanized text
Ar aRivAr? ellAm akanRa n-eRi aruLum
pEraRivAn vArAtha pin 49
Meaning of the Prayer Song:
When the Guru, blessing with the path of
complete renunciation, has not come, who will know (the Truth and the path)?
1. The Guru shows the Truth at an intellectual level to get rid of
doubts. Most importantly the Guru stands as an example and inspiration
for the follower to move the follower up in the spiritual journey.
While one can argue that the first part can be assimilated through the
learning from various sources it would only be a theoretical intellectual
knowledge (and would also be incomplete without experience), the inspiration
which is the key to move the aspirant in the spiritual journey requires that
inspiration. The Guru fills that position.